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Teacher Couple Makes Full Circle Connection

When inclement weather forced Harding classes to go online last school year, one student made a connection she will never forget. Dr. Anita Killins, professor of physical therapy, was in an online meeting with one of her graduate students, Nakia Trotter, when her husband walked past the camera.  “When she saw my husband, she stopped talking and asked for his attention,” Anita said. “She said,
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Ken Turley

Director and Professor of Cardiac Function and Interventional Technology  What is the Master of Science in cardiac function and interventional technology program?  A master’s program in cardiac function and interventional technology, it’s the first degree-based program in the country. There are three certificate-based programs like it, but this is the first one to actually give a degree, so that’s one thing that’s unique. We’re training
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Tristan Pendergrass, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Function and Interventional Technology  What is the Master of Science in cardiac function and interventional technology program?  CFIT is a master’s degree program that will serve as a phenomenal resource for graduates looking to start a career or advance an existing role within the cardiac device industry.  What is your background in this field?I went to Louisiana Tech University for my
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Galaxy Makes a Comeback

After 25 years, Galaxy is making a comeback! Formed in 1947, Galaxy was a men’s social club for 50 years before self-disbanding in 1997. Five Galaxy alumni — Ken Bissell, David Underwood, Kevin Nutt, David Redding and Randy Reynolds — now serve as sponsors for the revived club. “We’d been talking about this 75th anniversary, and we planned to have a big reunion,” Bissell said.
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Vintage Harding Records Find a New Life in the Bookstore

In 1998, when the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Music and Communication was built, singing groups that used to practice and record in the Claud Rogers Lee Building made the transition to the new recording studio in the Reynolds building, but they left a few thousand albums behind. The old Lee Building recording studio, which is now where students pick up their textbooks at the
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Sour Kevin

Dr. Kevin Kehl, dean of the University College and Honors College, has pursued curiosity and creativity in both his career and his hobbies. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Kenya, he returned to the United States to work at Harding with international programs and has continued to teach and lead. Even in his free time, he finds ways to encourage others creatively
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Faculty members receive 2021 Alpha Chi scholar awards for academic contributions, leadership

May 12, 2021 | Honors College | Harding’s Arkansas Eta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently presented the 2021 Alpha Chi Faculty Scholar awards to two faculty members, Dr. Usen Akpanudo and Dr. Ginger Blackstone. Faculty from across campus selected the recipients based on their track records of scholarly contributions, their commitment to mentoring the next generation of scholars, and written
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National Science Foundation awards University Faculty James Huff $575k grant to launch career-long research

April 5, 2021 | Honors College | Department of Engineering | The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded James Huff, associate professor of engineering and Honors College faculty fellow, a $575,000 grant for his research titled CAREER: Advancing academic cultures of well-being by understanding professional experiences of engineering faculty. This NSF CAREER grant is the most prestigious individual award given to an early-career faculty member
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Andrew Braxter named new Director of Church Outreach

July 8, 2020 | Church Relations | The Harding University Office for Church Relations has appointed Andrew M. Braxter as the new director of church outreach effective Aug. 10. In that role he will work to strengthen the university’s outreach to the Churches of Christ, with a special focus on minority serving congregations. Braxter will also be a part of Harding’s Multi-Cultural Consortium and serve
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Faculty members dedicate to improving while transitioning to online education 

May 20, 2020 |  Without knowing how the academic year was going to unfold, approximately 40 Harding faculty members from across campus dedicated time to improve their courses and teaching methods through Harding’s new partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The program provides faculty members with the opportunity to learn and implement evidence-based teaching practices into their classrooms over the course
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